In an op-ed comic for The New York Times’ “Privacy Project,” graphic novel artist Connor Willumsen imagines life in the age of surveillance and the price of compromising privacy. “I never intended to sign up. I was as skeptical as anyone about the Ötzi Tracking Suit, but I needed the discounts,” the story begins, telling a tale of surveillance through at-home possessions, recorded movements and collected personal data. “Each object, piece of furniture or family artifact became a potential informant. I was opposed to this kind of surveillance, but the thought of extra cash each month softened my resistance. I looked at it sympathetically: my possessions were just doing their jobs.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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